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Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Old Portage Trail

 
 
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By Scott Graham, 2019
1. Old Portage Trail Marker
Inscription.  From time immemorial, Indians, Traders and Explorers among whom were Hennepin and Carver have used the Mississippi river as a highway of travel, unloading their canoes at the bend just below here. They plodded up the portage trail across what is now the University campus and along the bluffs to a point about a half mile above the Falls of St. Anthony.
 
Erected 1933 by The Minnesota Society Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists marker series.
 
Location. 44° 58.382′ N, 93° 14.284′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is on East River Parkway north of Delaware Street SE, on the left when traveling north. Mounted on a boulder. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 332 East River Parkway, Minneapolis MN 55455, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Father Hennepin Bluffs (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Stone Arch Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Portaging Around the Falls (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pettingill's Wonderful Water (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Pillsbury A Mill (approx. one mile away); Changing the Shape of the Falls (approx. one mile away); The West Side Milling District (approx. one mile away); Beneath the Surface (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Categories. ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Old Portage Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott Graham, November 4, 2019
2. Old Portage Trail Marker
Old Portage Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott Graham, November 4, 2019
3. Old Portage Trail Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2020. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2019, by Scott Graham of Wayzata, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 23, 2019, by Scott Graham of Wayzata, Minnesota.   2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2020, by Scott Graham of Wayzata, Minnesota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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